East Bay Forward supports rent control.
Earlier this year, Assembly member Rob Bonta introduced AB 1506 to repeal the Costa-Hawkins act. Costa-Hawkins was passed to implement restrictions on rent control in California. In particular, it restricts us from creating new rent controlled housing if it is destroyed, and bans rent control on all single family homes. Unfortunately AB 1506 was pulled from the legislative process and died early on.
In May 2017, East Bay Forward convened a Rent Control platform working group to author a letter in support of bringing AB 1506 back to the assembly as part of the process of developing the Rent Control plank for addition to the East Bay Forward platform. Below is our letter of support: